The Bull Creek Wind Project has a proposed capacity up to 115 megawatts (MW), consisting of up to 46 wind turbines, associated access roads, power lines and transformer station, and an operations facility. At peak, the wind farm would generate enough renewable energy to power 30,000 – 35,000 homes and will help Alberta meet its future energy needs with clean renewable energy.
The Bull Creek Wind Project area is a mosaic of cultivated cropland, pasture, and treed areas. There are extensive oil and gas wells, storage facilities, and pipeline infrastructure currently operating within the area.
When available and feasible, local resources will be used during construction and long term operations of Bull Creek Wind Farm. In addition, taxes generated by the project will contribute to the economic sustainability and continued viability of the region.
The power from the Bull Creek Wind Project will be sold to the Alberta Schools Commodities Purchasing Consortium (“CPC”) and used to power many of Alberta’s schools and educational facilities through a long term power purchase contract. Investing in wind power allows the CPC to capitalize on the long term predictability of wind energy costs to limit exposure to price volatility, and to keep dollars in the classrooms where they belong.
For more information on the Alberta Schools CPC and the Bull Creek Wind Project, click here.